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When you drive down the highway, you can’t help but notice that the government has imposed a speed limit.
When you find a good special, the store imposes a quantity limit.
When you purchase a home, the bank imposes a credit limit.
It doesn’t matter where you turn, there are limits.
Limits to cell phone usage.
Limits to how much you should eat.
Limits to how many days off you can take from work.
And as with any limit, when we push the envelope – cross the line – there are consequences.
But what about the limits imposed on our potential?
The ones we’d been conditioned to accept relating to what we deserve, how much money we should make or trips we’re allowed to take?
Now, maybe our parents and teachers taught us to play it safe to keep us protected. After all, they love us, right?
And… when you push boundaries, there are repercussions. I’m sure they wanted to protect us from bad things happening.
But did any of those boundaries protect us from really good things happening?
Aha – the most impeding limits are limiting beliefs.
Pushing a limit – taking a risk – isn’t always a bad thing.
The question is, when did the limitations imposed become a habit as opposed to a choice?
Our limiting beliefs about our growth and potential may have been influenced by someone – the seed was planted – but we’re choosing to water that plant and reinforce the limiting belief.
Take a step back and ask yourself: “What limiting belief is playing in my head and my heart that is keeping me from soaring!?
Is it about money? About accomplishment? Education? Circle of friends? A car?
Some people say it’s better to be safe than sorry.
But really … if you always play it safe, you might be sorry!
At the end of the day, we regret the things we didn’t do more than the things we did!
If there is one thing you should be totally comfortable taking a risk on, that should be yourself.
After all, when you make up your mind to be so, you’re unstoppable!
P.S. Do you know someone who is subconsciously holding themselves back? You have our permission to share this inspiration.